Merging the article about "Continental United States" and the article about "Contiguous United States" would probably help eliminate the confusion between the two terms, but agreement on the definition of "Continental United States" should be obtained first.  The definition of "Continental United States" in Wikipedia (Continental United States) includes Alaska. This is different than the definition used in Title 8 U.S. Code Section 1101(a)(38):

(38) The term "United States", except as otherwise specifically herein provided, when used in a geographical sense, means the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The U.S. Code is using the term "Continental United States" the way Wikipedia defines the term Contiguous United States. (talk) 07:08, 1 March 2021 (UTC) StevieReply[reply]

That's a good idea, (talk) 20:26, 27 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have seen much more egregious errors committed by ignorant politicians!! 2001:5B0:2652:91B8:B138:F7AA:1F88:1544 (talk) 20:19, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Islands such as Florida Keys included or not in Continental and Contiguous? change

I would like to see more clarity about Islands that are part of States whether connected by land bridge or not makes a difference to inclusion in Continental and Contiguous. C-randles (talk) 18:06, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Return to "Contiguous United States" page.